Vinicius Tobias is one of the several Real Madrid Castilla players under Carlo Ancelotti’s radar as possible promotions for next season. As a bright young talent for the right-back position, it would not hurt the Italian tactician to give Tobias a run in the first team.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos are yet to decide on the youngster’s future. However, they are in no hurry at the moment as they have time until the summer to make a final call.
The 18-year-old arrived in Madrid from Shakhtar Donetsk last April when FIFA permitted players in Ukraine to move away from the country and continue their development in other leagues. Tobias thus signed for Real Madrid on an eighteen-month loan with an optional purchase clause.
Shakhtar have enquired about the possibility of signing him back in the current window if the Merengues do not see him in their plans. However, Florentino Perez & co. have informed the Ukrainian club that they want to keep him at the club and they will reveal their decision on a permanent transfer only in June.
“A month ago we contacted Madrid because we were interested in having him back. We told Madrid that if they didn’t need him, we would take him.
“They told me that they want Tobias until the end of the season and we will make a decision at the end of the season. We get along well with Madrid”, Shakhtar president Sergei Palkin told the media earlier today.
The youngster was called up by Carlo Ancelotti for Real Madrid’s game against Villarreal last week when both Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez were ruled out injured. Despite having Tobias at his disposal, Ancelotti preferred to trust Nacho Fernandez at right-back.
Tobias is yet to make his first-team debut for Real Madrid, but he has registered four assists in 23 matches for Castilla, while he also set up one goal in three matches for the Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League.
A young talent with immense potential, Tobias can be a wise addition to the ranks and Real Madrid would do well to sign him permanently.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.